Old Burmese Pottery Tobacco Pipe
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All Items: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Pre 1920: item # 1167054
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A Burmese pottery pipe with a silver stem, the unglazed bowl carved with a stylised bird motif, the stem incised with a dragon. Length: 37 cm. Late 19th/early 20th cent.
Such pipes are a speciality of the village of Sayo-hpo near Mandalay, where they have been made since the seventeenth century. Designs are illustrated in Fraser-Lu: Burmese Crafts: Past and Present (p. 205), including one very similar to the current example.